I have done 150 original mini artworks for Woolgather's Art Vend!
The Project launched on April 1st 2013 and has seen an incredible response with some fantastic press coverage including the BBC and Guardian websites and The Yorkshire Evening Post [3 times no less!!]. People in Leeds seem to be agreeing with the writers with approximately 1500 artworks sold across the city so far.
You can currently find an art vending machine at The Juju Shop [Corn Exchange], Stotts Cafe [North Street], and in the Chemic Pub [Woodhouse]. Look out in the Chemic if you get one of Sean Williams' Lemon paintings because a lady called Gill will want it off you! [She has 36 already] Next weekend a machine will be at Left Bank Church on Cardigan Road for their Beer Festival [Sat 25th & Sun 26th]. Look out for machines at Trinity Leeds shopping centre in the near future.
Find out more at http://woolgatherart.com
JJ Gallery is showing my work among other artists at the Other Art Fair.
25-28 April 2013
My work is also available in the Jester Jacques Gallery Shop!
My work has been selected for 'Burning Bright'!
at Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
new cussion in store!
Now you can buy Framed Prints, Cards, Skins and PILLOWS and more of my work!!!
'E.T.' is a temporary artist collective, formed by artist and curator Laura Arena of Lucky Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. 'E.T.' is comprised of six artists who have united forces 'to take over the art scene' in Berlin for a short moment of time. 'E.T.' will be working on site at Okazi Gallery (pikaloki.com/okazigallery) and will be also holding events on behalf of Month of Performance Art, in Berlin. 'E.T.' members are multidisciplinary artists residing in New York City, Berlin, Guadalajara, London, and Antwerp.
The root of their collaboration will be in the method of the 'exquisite corpse', a technique invented by the Surrealists in the early 1900's, which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to the composition in a sequence either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. 'E.T.' uses this process as the starting point for their collaboration, which began several months before arrival to Berlin.
'Through this process of the 'exquisite corpse' a large amount of new work will be created between those located in Europe and those in the United States', says Arena. 'This work will encompass all our methods of art making and will mold us into a cohesive unit in preparation for our time in Berlin. The intent is to have these exercises be the framework for our collaboration in Berlin and this process will be demonstrated on the walls of Okazi Gallery.'
'E.T.' is also a participant of Month of Performance Art -Berlin (www.mpa-b.org), a month-long platform dedicated to highlighting, promoting and interconnecting the wealth and diversity of independent, contemporary and experimental performance art practices thriving in Berlin. E.T. is offering 'Esprit de Corps', a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art.
'Out of these exquisite corpse exercises and our unification in Berlin, we will be creating a new sport and its various paraphernalia: its uniforms, instruments, anthems, awards and opening ceremonies', says Michael Loverich, member of Bittertang. 'Unlike most sporting events which are organized in advance around commonly understood rules our sports will be created on site, in the context of our temporary and intimate union in Berlin and directed by our new found friendships and interests. It will be an open experiment in gathering, interactive behavior, field design, sound tracking and accoutrement.'
Opening Ceremony of 'Esprit de Corps' will commence at 7pm on May 18th 2012 at Okazi Gallery. All the people of Berlin are encouraged to attend and participate. The opening ceremony will include various performances and programs will be handed out listing Esprit de Corps events happening at various times throughout Berlin.
Okazi Gallery will be the hub of all the activity by the collective. The exhibition is about the process of this collaboration rather than the work itself. Okazi Gallery is located at Tuerrschmidtstr. 18, 10317 Berlin, Germany. The opening reception is on May 18th 2012 at 6pm and opening ceremony for 'Esprit de Corps' is at 7pm
The members of 'E.T.' are 0h10m1ke (NYC), Yannis Angelopoulos (Berlin), Laura Arena (NYC), Bittertang (NYC and Guadalajara), Super Future Kid (London), TJ Hospodar (NYC), and Tina Schott (Antwerp).
Thursday August 4th 2011
At °art Gallery, Vyner Street, London, UK.
I am shortlisted Finallist of the Signature Art Awards and will be exhibiting in the Signature Art Awards Group show together with
Yuma Tomiyasu, Denise Ackerl, Julie Bennett and Caroll Pitt for Painting and many others!
Saturday, July 23rd, 4:30 – 8:00PM Curator's Talk in the NARS Parlor Room at 4:30PM
New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation is pleased to present Civilization and its Discontents, a group exhibition curated by the winner of the first NARS Emerging Curator Program: Cat Weaver. The exhibition includes work by Nancy Drew, Stephanie Homa, Olek, Kikuko Tanaka and VanillaRoyal.
Civilization protects us, unifies our efforts, and broadens our perspectives. It provides protection as well as the comforts afforded by a shared history and the developments of science. And yet, as Freud pointed out in his seminal work, the price we pay to be a part of civilization is often more than our spirits can bear without resistance or resentment.
With Dada, Pop art, appropriation, and Minimalism artists found ways to stand in the margins of society, and to make images that defied its restrictions while leveraging its iconography. Stepping out of the space cleared by these past genres, new artists are looking into even more extreme methods of breaking free, not only borrowing from the trappings of our civilized world, its symbols, memes and ceremonies, and advertisements, but also treating meaning itself as material for color, texture, and mood.
These artists create a new aesthetic that works because it defies context in favor of pure form and free association.
The artists in this show will present works that are simultaneously loaded with insinuation and free of meaning. Breaking away from the constrictions that are entailed by 'making sense,' this new art can make bold with the aesthetic joys that came to civilization at a great price. They come off, therefore, as audacious and rude, like children taunting the librarian.
Because they harken to familiarity without the price of full understanding, and they wink at cultural constructs that 'look' like those that are usually loaded with meaning, they can play with 'originality' and create 'inspiration' seemingly by sheer hap.
Color can be arbitrary, or evocative without ties to any coherent plot or meaning. Rhythms and symbols, borrowed at random can be collaged together to produce a mood or a feeling of meaning that is all the more ecstatic for breaking free of the rules.
If you've ever worn a T-shirt from a place you've never been, or felt elated by a song the language of which you did not understand, or dared to display a button for its color without paying mind to what it says, then you get it.
The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2006 with a mission to provide diverse platforms for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, international residency programs, and integrated exhibition programs. The Emerging Curator Program provides curators with the opportunity to present fresh curatorial ideas and encourages experimentation and active dialogue among curators, artists, and the general public. The NARS Foundation is committed to supporting the creative professional development of artists and curators from around the world as well as community building through public programs that engage the local community in Brooklyn.
Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: by appointment between 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Please call the NARS office to set up an appointment at 718-768-2765.
Filling The Void Festival
Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th 2011
At The Historic Vail-Leavitt Hall in Riverhead, N.Y.
For most Americans, the television and the living room are inseparable entities. The image of the family sitting in rapture around the television in their cozy living rooms is something we can all recognize and relate to as we come to an understanding that the American Dream, as it was sold to us, never really existed.
The living room was a stage, the television, the performer, the ultimate witch doctor, using the magical technology of quick, subliminal information to promote, sell, and implement whatever it willed on the eager audience who, in the comfort of their own homes, were unsuspectingly being brainwashed. While we all may have warm memories of watching Saturday Morning Cartoons, Christmas Specials and The Super Bowl with our loved ones, having a television implanted into every home became an incredible opportunity for mass manipulation.
'The Great American Living Room' will not only reflect the nostalgic relationship we as a culture have with our own living rooms, but with how the television married the living room and had billions of children, hanging on its immediate past, fiending for the next best thing. The installation will be familiar, but not comfortable. It will be an elegy to the flickering room of rapidly moving images we have all grown accustomed to. As the computer continues to kill our T.V. sets, we have the opportunity to look back on how it has impacted lives on a global scale and how a powerful new technological device can become part of our very being, as precious as our own skin. ' Filling The Void Fest' represents the resiliency of a group of artists and musicians who resist what is forced upon them and refuse to buy into the idea that there is happiness in being numb.
The past predicts the future and as we push forward it has become clear to us that we must take responsibility for creating our own realities.